How to level up fast in Destiny 2 Beyond Light, level caps explained

How to level up fast in Destiny 2 Beyond Light: Level caps explained

Published: 11/Nov/2020 15:09

by Andrew Highton


With a new expansion comes an increased level cap. Destiny 2 players can finally look forward to breaking through that ceiling and scaling new heights. This in-depth guide will discuss the various levels caps, and how to level up fast in Destiny 2 Beyond Light.

One of the fun aspects of any new Destiny 2 DLC is the commencement of the new level cap grind. After remaining stagnant for so long, players now have the chance to kill and loot to bolster their power level.

We have various tips and tricks on how you can quickly achieve this. After all, who doesn’t want to be stronger, equip more powerful weapons, and be the most badass Guardian imaginable? You can achieve the caps very quickly and here’s how to do it.

This is our complete guide on how to level up fast in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

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You may need to level up fast to cope with Beyond Light’s strongest enemies.

Best ways to increase Power Level

Now, obviously not every game is perfect, and Destiny 2: Beyond Light is inevitably going to have exploits. But these are generally short-term shortcuts that are quickly apprehended, investigated, and patched. So it’s important to bear in mind the consistent methods of increasing your power level.

So we’ll discuss the various activities and missions you will need to successfully overcome to level up faster.

Level caps

The new Beyond Light and Season of the Hunt, dual-content begins a new level cap journey. So rather fittingly, players will now have a bigger Soft Cap and Hard Cap to aim for. Also, the power level for new players will default at a fixed amount.

You will start out at 750 PL.

Soft Cap

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The Soft Cap should come naturally.

Acquiring new gear with superior power levels will contribute towards increasing your overall PL. Picking up Rare (Blue) and Legendary (Purple) gear will greatly help and all the while it will be increasing your power level. Also, Story Missions, Crucible Matches, and certain Public Events will go a long way to accomplishing this.

  • Complete the campaign
  • Vendor Items
  • Crucible Matches
  • Public Events

Eventually, you will hit the Soft Cap which maxes out at 1200 PL.

Hard cap

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The Hard Cap will understandably ask a bit more of you.

Engrams are the key to breaking through to that max Hard Cap. In order to round them up, you’ll need to go into the Director and complete playlist and weekly activities. More activities, doing bounties for tower vendors, the weekly story mission, and Prime/Exotic engrams will get you to the Hard Cap.

  • Completing the Weekly Story Mission
  • Clan Engrams
  • 3x Night Fall Strikes
  • 3 or 5 Trials of Osiris wins
  • Earn Tower Vendor Engrams in Crucible, for the Gunsmith, Gambit, and Vanguard

Eventually, you will hit the Hard Cap which maxes out at 1250 PL.

Pinnacle Cap

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The toughest one to reach, the best of the best will reach it.

The level cap’s final evolution.

If you’ve managed to hit the 1250 Hard Cap, then your final obstacle is the Pinnacle Cap. Quite simply, to achieve the maximum 1260 PL, you’ll need to find and successfully complete any activity that rewards you with a pinnacle drop. Weekly playlists for Crucible, Strike, and Gambit is a way to earn these drops. The Deep Stone Crypt Raid (on November 21) and Iron Banner Bounties are more methods to reward you with pinnacle drops.

  • Iron Banner Bounties
  • Complete the Shadowkeep raid –  Garden of Salvation
  • 7 Trials of Osiris wins
  • Nightmare Hunts on Master Difficulty
  • Weekly activity playlists: Crucible, Strike, and Gambit
  • Complete Dungeons
  • Deep Stone Crypt Raid

These are our best tips on how to level up fast in  Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

Hopefully, they’ve given you some insight on how to crack those tougher upper caps.


Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris delayed again

Published: 28/Nov/2020 17:04 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 17:12

by Julian Young


Despite the new PVE content released in Beyond Light, the Destiny 2 expansion also led to a delay for the game’s top PVP mode: Trials of Osiris. Originally delayed until November 27, Bungie has once again pushed back the activity’s launch in Beyond Light.

The core of the Destiny franchise has always revolved around one thing: the chase for new loot. Since the release of the original Destiny, developer Bungie has aimed to provide players with interesting and powerful gear to grind for.

While the bulk of content in Destiny has always been PVE-related – Strikes, seasonal activities, and Raids – the franchise has maintained a strong PVP player base as well. For those who spend their time in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris is the top-tier activity to look forward to since its reintroduction in Season of the Worthy.

Following the release of Beyond Light, Destiny 2’s pinnacle PVP activity has now seen not one but two separate delays. The game’s community is once again expressing their frustration with Bungie’s handling of the popular 3v3 mode.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Stasis Subclasses
Destiny 2’s new Stasis subclasses have been giving players headaches in PVP.

Trials of Osiris delayed again

With the release of Beyond Light, developer Bungie introduced Stasis subclasses into Destiny 2. While most players enjoy the new Darkness-based abilities, the game’s PVP community has been less than thrilled with the performance of Stasis in the Crucible.

Bungie’s first official response to Stasis in PVP came when the developer announced the original delay of Trials only two days after Beyond Light’s release. Then, on November 27 – the same day that Trials of Osiris was supposed to make its debut in Beyond Light – Bungie once again announced a delay in the mode’s release via their support account on Twitter.

While Bungie community manager dmg04 indicated the delay was due to another Stasis-related issue, players listed off other potential causes including issues with swords in the Crucible, and even a bug that turn players invisible.

Community frustrated with second delay

For some of the Destiny 2 community, patience has run out since the original delay. Many prominent content creators have expressed their frustration regarding Bungie’s handling of Trials in Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 streamers GernaderJake and Gigz, both of whom participate in Trials of Osiris regularly, voiced their concerns with how Bungie is handling the game’s top PVP activity.

GernaderJake stated his belief that there were better ways for Bungie to address the issues instead of simply disabling Trials of Osiris entirely.

Gigz called out the developer for their lack of attention to PVP – something Bungie has specifically mentioned in the past when discussing their design philosophy in regards to the Crucible.

Although many of the responses were negative, some tried to put a more positive spin on things. Destiny 2 YouTuber KackisHD joked that Bungie continues to delay Trials because the game mode’s reward location – The Lighthouse on Mercury – was vaulted when Beyond Light released.

When is Trials coming to Beyond Light?

While Bungie confirmed a return date for Trials of Osiris after the first delay, the developer did not confirm when the mode would make its return in their announcement on November 27.

Players should keep an eye on Bungie’s social media for further updates on the return of Trials.